Ranger and Rover tickets give you so much flexibility for travel by train.  You can hop on and off trains within the permitted area of travel and give you freedom to roam.

During recent weeks our Infrastructure Director, Allan White, has undertaken a survey of the 14 stations along the Tyne Valley Railway corridor assisted by Station Adopters, Community Ambassadors, our officer and other Directors.

The review looked at the buildings, facilities and infrastructure surrounding each of the stations. You can read the report here

 

If you are looking for a week-long placement? Would you  like an insight into the varied work of a Community Rail Partnership and a glimpse of what the rail industry can offer?

We can offer a week-long placement for a young person interested in a number of careers. 

Read about the varied week experienced by our placement Matthew in 2019. Contact Fiona to discuss what we can offer

Have you considered the local Rail Academy as a further education option?

Part of the tripartite group with partners the Rail Academy and CrossCountry Trains, we have looked at ways in which we can help people to develop the skills required to be the rail employees of the future. CrossCounty have remained committed to this partnership, funding a classroom for Academy students.  

Students have visited Haltwhistle during our Heritage Open Day events when they had the opportunity to meet former signalmen and learn about railway signalling; look at the redundant railway buildings and see the plans for their current redevelopment.  Courses include introduction to the rail industry, rail engineering, and rail industry customer service.

You can learn more about the courses offered by the Rail Academy here.

As well as the obvious jobs - drivers, train managers and conductors, staff working at stations – there is a huge range of opportunities in marketing, finance, management, human resources, train planning, engineering, catering, signalling and more.

 

Many train companies offer industry placements for university students.

In 2018-19, with the support of CrossCountry, we were able to provide a student with an internship and it is hoped that we will be able to do so again in the future